How to format your references using the Conservation Genetics Resources citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Conservation Genetics Resources. For a complete guide how to prepare your manuscript refer to the journal's instructions to authors.

Using reference management software

Typically you don't format your citations and bibliography by hand. The easiest way is to use a reference manager:

PaperpileThe citation style is built in and you can choose it in Settings > Citation Style or Paperpile > Citation Style in Google Docs.
EndNoteFind the style here: output styles overview
Mendeley, Zotero, Papers, and othersThe style is either built in or you can download a CSL file that is supported by most references management programs.
BibTeXBibTeX syles are usually part of a LaTeX template. Check the instructions to authors if the publisher offers a LaTeX template for this journal.

Journal articles

Those examples are references to articles in scholarly journals and how they are supposed to appear in your bibliography.

Not all journals organize their published articles in volumes and issues, so these fields are optional. Some electronic journals do not provide a page range, but instead list an article identifier. In a case like this it's safe to use the article identifier instead of the page range.

A journal article with 1 author
Walsh RW (2005) Astronomy. How is the solar corona heated? Science 307:51–53
A journal article with 2 authors
Liu CC, Arkin AP (2010) Cell biology. The case for RNA. Science 330:1185–1186
A journal article with 3 authors
Martin-Lluesma S, Stucke VM, Nigg EA (2002) Role of Hec1 in spindle checkpoint signaling and kinetochore recruitment of Mad1/Mad2. Science 297:2267–2270
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Tiberkevich VS, Khymyn RS, Tang HX, Slavin AN (2014) Sensitivity to external signals and synchronization properties of a non-isochronous auto-oscillator with delayed feedback. Sci Rep 4:3873

Books and book chapters

Here are examples of references for authored and edited books as well as book chapters.

An authored book
Mazze RS, Strock ES, Bergenstal RM, et al (2011) Staged Diabetes Management. Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK
An edited book
Freeman A (2011) Pro ASP.NET MVC 3 Framework, Third Edition. Apress, Berkeley, CA
A chapter in an edited book
Pietinen S, Tenhunen V, Tukiainen M (2008) Productivity of Pair Programming in a Distributed Environment – Results from Two Controlled Case Studies. In: O’Connor RV, Baddoo N, Smolander K, Messnarz R (eds) Software Process Improvement: 15th European Conference, EuroSPI 2008, Dublin, Ireland, September 3-5, 2008. Proceedings. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 47–58

Web sites

Sometimes references to web sites should appear directly in the text rather than in the bibliography. Refer to the Instructions to authors for Conservation Genetics Resources.

Blog post
Andrews R (2016) “Very Right Wing” Europeans Are The Most Satisfied With Their Sex Lives. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/very-right-wing-europeans-are-the-most-satisfied-with-their-sex-lives/. Accessed 30 Oct 2018

Reports

This example shows the general structure used for government reports, technical reports, and scientific reports. If you can't locate the report number then it might be better to cite the report as a book. For reports it is usually not individual people that are credited as authors, but a governmental department or agency like "U. S. Food and Drug Administration" or "National Cancer Institute".

Government report
Government Accountability Office (1999) Army Medium Trucks: Information on Delivery Delays and Corrosion Problems. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC

Theses and dissertations

Theses including Ph.D. dissertations, Master's theses or Bachelor theses follow the basic format outlined below.

Doctoral dissertation
Mace JY (2014) Rupturing the “reality” of reality TV: Contemporary video artists examining the discursive effects of the reality TV phenomenon. Doctoral dissertation, California State University, Long Beach

News paper articles

Unlike scholarly journals, news papers do not usually have a volume and issue number. Instead, the full date and page number is required for a correct reference.

New York Times article
(nyt) SK (2005) World Briefing | Europe: Russia: Long Sentences For Killers Of Liberal Lawmaker. New York Times A9

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by name and year in parentheses:

This sentence cites one reference (Walsh 2005).
This sentence cites two references (Walsh 2005; Liu and Arkin 2010).

Here are examples of in-text citations with multiple authors:

  • Two authors: (Liu and Arkin 2010)
  • Three or more authors: (Tiberkevich et al. 2014)

About the journal

Full journal titleConservation Genetics Resources
AbbreviationConserv. Genet. Resour.
ISSN (print)1877-7252
ISSN (online)1877-7260
ScopeEcology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
Genetics

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